Gamma radiation from PSR B1055-52

D.J. Thompson, M. Bailes, D.L. Bertsch, J. Cordes, N. D'Amico, J.A. Esposito, J. Finley, R.C. Hartman, W. Hermsen, G. Kanbach, V.M. Kaspi, D.A. Kniffen, L. Kuiper, Y.C. Lin, A. Lyne, R. Manchester, S.M. Matz, H.A. Mayer-Hasselwander, P.F. Michelson, P.L. Nolan & 7 others H. Ogelman, M. Pohl, P.V. Ramanamurthy, P. Sreekumar, O. Reimer, J.H. Taylor, M. Ulmer

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Abstract

The telescopes on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) have observed PSR B1055-52 a number of times between 1991 and 1998. From these data a more detailed picture of the gamma radiation from this source has been developed, showing several characteristics that distinguish this pulsar: the light curve is complex; there is no detectable unpulsed emission; the energy spectrum is hat, with no evidence of a sharp high-energy cutoff up to greater than 4 GeV. Comparisons of the gamma-ray data with observations at longer wavelengths show that no two of the known gamma-ray pulsars have quite the same characteristics; this diversity males interpretation in terms of theoretical models difficult.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume516
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)297-306
ISSN0004-637X
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • pulsars : individual (PSR B1055-52)
  • gamma rays : observations

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Thompson, D. J., Bailes, M., Bertsch, D. L., Cordes, J., D'Amico, N., Esposito, J. A., ... Ulmer, M. (1999). Gamma radiation from PSR B1055-52. Astrophysical Journal, 516(1), 297-306.
Thompson, D.J. ; Bailes, M. ; Bertsch, D.L. ; Cordes, J. ; D'Amico, N. ; Esposito, J.A. ; Finley, J. ; Hartman, R.C. ; Hermsen, W. ; Kanbach, G. ; Kaspi, V.M. ; Kniffen, D.A. ; Kuiper, L. ; Lin, Y.C. ; Lyne, A. ; Manchester, R. ; Matz, S.M. ; Mayer-Hasselwander, H.A. ; Michelson, P.F. ; Nolan, P.L. ; Ogelman, H. ; Pohl, M. ; Ramanamurthy, P.V. ; Sreekumar, P. ; Reimer, O. ; Taylor, J.H. ; Ulmer, M. / Gamma radiation from PSR B1055-52. In: Astrophysical Journal. 1999 ; Vol. 516, No. 1. pp. 297-306.
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Thompson, DJ, Bailes, M, Bertsch, DL, Cordes, J, D'Amico, N, Esposito, JA, Finley, J, Hartman, RC, Hermsen, W, Kanbach, G, Kaspi, VM, Kniffen, DA, Kuiper, L, Lin, YC, Lyne, A, Manchester, R, Matz, SM, Mayer-Hasselwander, HA, Michelson, PF, Nolan, PL, Ogelman, H, Pohl, M, Ramanamurthy, PV, Sreekumar, P, Reimer, O, Taylor, JH & Ulmer, M 1999, 'Gamma radiation from PSR B1055-52', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 516, no. 1, pp. 297-306.

Gamma radiation from PSR B1055-52. / Thompson, D.J.; Bailes, M.; Bertsch, D.L.; Cordes, J.; D'Amico, N.; Esposito, J.A.; Finley, J.; Hartman, R.C.; Hermsen, W.; Kanbach, G.; Kaspi, V.M.; Kniffen, D.A.; Kuiper, L.; Lin, Y.C.; Lyne, A.; Manchester, R.; Matz, S.M.; Mayer-Hasselwander, H.A.; Michelson, P.F.; Nolan, P.L.; Ogelman, H.; Pohl, M.; Ramanamurthy, P.V.; Sreekumar, P.; Reimer, O.; Taylor, J.H.; Ulmer, M.

In: Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 516, No. 1, 1999, p. 297-306.

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AU - Cordes, J.

AU - D'Amico, N.

AU - Esposito, J.A.

AU - Finley, J.

AU - Hartman, R.C.

AU - Hermsen, W.

AU - Kanbach, G.

AU - Kaspi, V.M.

AU - Kniffen, D.A.

AU - Kuiper, L.

AU - Lin, Y.C.

AU - Lyne, A.

AU - Manchester, R.

AU - Matz, S.M.

AU - Mayer-Hasselwander, H.A.

AU - Michelson, P.F.

AU - Nolan, P.L.

AU - Ogelman, H.

AU - Pohl, M.

AU - Ramanamurthy, P.V.

AU - Sreekumar, P.

AU - Reimer, O.

AU - Taylor, J.H.

AU - Ulmer, M.

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Thompson DJ, Bailes M, Bertsch DL, Cordes J, D'Amico N, Esposito JA et al. Gamma radiation from PSR B1055-52. Astrophysical Journal. 1999;516(1):297-306.